NYC Declares Legionnaires Disease Outbreak More than: THURSDAY.

NYC Declares Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak More than: – THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 – – The foundation of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in NEW YORK has been recognized and the outbreak can be over, health officials said Thursday. Since July 10, there were 124 cases of the condition in the South Bronx, and 12 of those patients died . The source of the outbreak was the Opera House Hotel cooling tower, officials said in a news launch. Strains of Legionella bacteria in samples taken from the hotel’s cooling tower matched the strains in individuals with the disease, they noted.

No effect was seen on deaths from causes apart from colorectal cancers; the relative threat of loss of life from causes unrelated to colorectal cancer was 1.00 with annual screening, 1.00 with biennial screening, and 1.00 with annual and biennial screening combined . The causes of death are given in Table S1 in the Supplementary Appendix. Subgroup Analyses Figure 3Figure 3Relative Risk of Death from Colorectal Malignancy According to Sex and Age group. Shows the true numbers of individuals who underwent randomization, the true numbers of those who died from colorectal cancers, and the relative risks for the subgroups of sex and age, according to each study group and the mixed screening groups.